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The Obama administration should not sweep the institutional failures that plagued the health care website under the carpet through a mere resignation.
This was a week of reshuffling and resetting. On Friday, President Obama announced the resignation of HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. Yes, the Obamacare signup system was initially botched, but Sebelius also presided over a historic expansion of medical coverage, with the number of uninsured Americans having dropped to 2008 levels. On Thursday, David Letterman further shook up late night TV by announcing his replacement would be Stephen Colbert. As brilliant as he's been as 'Stephen Colbert,' it'll be exciting to see the full Colbert in action. Meanwhile, the Heartbleed computer bug reminded us how vulnerable we are to technology. As we take the time to strengthen our computer security by resetting passwords, we should also take the opportunity to fortify our inner strength and well-being by reminding ourselves to regularly 'consciously uncouple' from our ever-present devices.
This week was a big week for women's rights, as the Senate pushed for an Equal Pay Act to celebrate Equal Pay Day. It was filibustered, which just goes to show that one party cares about women's rights and one party clearly does not.
Executives at health insurance giant WellPoint are predicting they will have to implement "double-digit plus" rate increases next year, demonstrating once again just how politically tone deaf and profit-obsessed they apparently are.
Following the latest Obamacare delay which extends the March 31st enrollment deadline, the White House announced that President Obama has to implement...
You might have to wait a few more days to see your team play, but don't wait to sign up for coverage because open enrollment ends on March 31.
It's a bit embarrassing to admit how difficult it was to sign up for health insurance on the new exchanges, but trust me it's worth the hassle.
Earlier I asked you what you wanted me to say in the annual meeting with HHS Secretary Sebelius, now I'm back to report out on the meeting itself. Our top ask was for a clear prohibition on overt discrimination in health care.
Our hope for each American generation has always been to leave them better off and pick up the ball and run with our country. But are we providing these new generation warriors the proper models of the American way? The answer is a resounding, "No."
Thursday I'm pulling my suit jacked out of the closet, shining my shoes and heading down to DC. I'll be joining a small band of health leaders attending Secretary Sebelius' annual LGBT listening session.
The medical community is on the front lines, of course, treating sick patients, helping others recover and -- equally importantly -- educating and encouraging others how to avoid the dangerous tentacles of the No. 1 killer of Americans.
Without the opportunity to live a healthy life, there is no opportunity to live the American dream or participate fully in our communities. Without the security of health insurance, there is no economic security for middle-class families, and for so many other families working their way into the middle class.
The implementation of Obamacare, with its tremendous impact on the cost and delivery of medical care to all Americans, now faces major legal objections and procedural problems. These challenges show the need for major legislative reform and judicial restraint in the near future.
The grace of the families of Newtown who recently met with Vice President Biden to advocate for better mental health treatments has taken our breath away as they pave the way toward unconditional love as a nation.
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